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Quimby’s Welcomes Slackjaw Columnist Jim Knipfel, with Andy Slater 7/19

Jul ’18
7:00 pm

Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular “Slackjaw” column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, Quitting the Nairobi Trio, These Children Who Come at You With Knives, The Blow-off: A Novel, and, most recently, Residue. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The Village Voice, The Believer, OZY, and countless other publications. He’s also blind, and currently lives in the last remaining vestige of true Brooklyn.

Self-described local blindo, Andy Slater aka Velcro Lewis, will host the event. Slater will be sharing excerpts from his comic How Many Fingers Am I Holding Up, his new stand-up act Permission To Fail, and details of his work with the Society of Visually Impaired Sound Artists.

This event is supported by 3Arts, Bodies Of Work, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“[Slackjaw] is an extraordinary emotional ride, through the lives and times of reader and writer alike, maniacally aglow with a born storyteller’s gifts of observation, an amiably deranged sense of humor, and a heart too bounced around by his history, and ours, not to have earned Mr. Knipfel, at last, an unsentimental clarity that is generous and deep.” –Thomas Pynchon

“Life hasn’t been easy for Jim Knipfel. He’s blind…He’s got a drinking problem. He’s been in an out of mental hospitals. He’s attempted suicide. But he’s managed to keep his sense of humor.”—Boston Herald



Thurs, July 19th, 7pm

More info:

Facebook Invite For This Event

books by Knipfel 

New Stuff This Week

The Encyclopedia of Misinformation: A Compendium of Imitations, Spoofs, Delusions, Simulations, Counterfeits, Impostors, Illusions, Confabulations, Skullduggery, Frauds, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Hoaxes, Flimflam, Pranks, Hornswoggle, Conspiracies & Miscellaneous Fakery by Rex Sorgatz $19.99 – Slingshotting through conspiracy theories, internet and popular culture, and perplexing psychological phenomena, this compendium illuminates deliriously diverse subjects: Artificial Intelligence, Auto-Tune, Chilean Sea Bass, Claques, Clickbait, Cognitive Dissonance, Cryptids, Dark Matter, False Flag Operations, Gaslighting, Gerrymandering, Kayfabe, Laugh Tracks, Milli Vanilli, Phantom Time Hypothesis, Photoshopping, Potemkin Villages, Rachel Dolezal, Strategery, Truthiness, and the Uncanny Valley.


KerBloom #132 May Jun 18 by Artnoose $2

National Teenset Outsider #35 $1

Skating with Shes and Hers: April to June 2017: Volume 1 by Amelia Bjesse-Puffin $6 – Photos and interviews with women, nonbinary and gender fluid folks that skate.

Smudge vol 2 #6 by Clay Hickson $5

Do You Have the Time by McKenzie Carlock $7.95

Working: Makin’ Paper Without Losing Your Mind or Selling Your Soul by Faith G. Harper, PhD (Microcosm) $4

Lover – A Zine by Katie Wright $5

Crown Jewel of the Caucusus by Benjamin Kraco $10

Incognito #1 by Rachel Orr $10

Beauty of Rat Dreams: A Fold Out Zine About Radiators Worms and Hidden Layers by Jam $1

zines/comics by M Sabine Rear: Bending Spoons: A Field Guide to Ableist Microaggressions $3, Women Artists Zine $6, Reverse Flaneur $10 & more!

Comics & Minis

Samurai Corpse #1 by Rainier Flores $2

Paintings by Keiler Roberts $5

Demons by Emily Hutchings $6

Would’ve Been Could’ve Been Should’ve Been Never Was and Never Will Be by Yewon Kwon $20

Graphic Novels

Fab4 Mania: A Beatles Obsession and the Concert of a Lifetime by Carol Tyler (fantagraphics) $29.95

Fukushima Devil Fish by Katsumata Susumu (Breakdown Press) $34.99

Then It Was Dark: A Paranormal Anthology by Sarah Benkin $22

The Strange by Jérôme Ruillier (D+Q) $21.95

Hellboy 1: The Complete Short Stories by Mike Mignola $24.99 – 16 standalone stories that can be read in any order.

George Orwell Illustrated by David Smith & illustrated by Mike Mosher (Haymarket) $17

Politics & Revolution

A Nation Unmade by War by Tom Engelhardt $15.95 – Writings from

Uprising in Pakistan: How to Bring Down a Dictatorship by Tariq Ali $19.95

Music & TV Books

Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black & White, Body and Soul in American Music by Ann Powers $18.99

Springfield Confidential: Jokes, Secrets, and Outright Lies from a Lifetime Writing for the Simpsons by Mike Reiss $27.99

I’ve Got Something to Say by Danko Jones (Feral House) $19.95 – In-your-face collection of 10 years of onstage and backstage by Canadian garage rocker Danko Jones.

Stuff That Helps

The Modern Witchcraft Book of Natural Magick: Your Guide to Crafting Charms, Rituals, and Spells from the Natural World by Judy Ann Nock $16.99


Spam: The Cookbook by Marguerite Patten $9.99

Fiction & Lit

We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories by C. Robert Cargill $26.99

The Mathematics of the Breath and the Way: On Writers and Writing by Charles Bukowski (City Lights) $15.95 – Bringing together a variety of previously uncollected stories, columns, reviews, introductions, and interviews, revealing the critical acumen of everyone’s favorite Dirty Old Man.

Sex Culture

Modern Whore by Andrea Werhun $30

Frankie #83 $15.95
Wire #412 $10.99
Gather Journal vol 7 #13 $19.99
Kilter Magazine #13 2018 $5
Lit Journals & Chap Books
Little Star #7 $14.95
Growing by Bridget Johnson $3.50

For the Kiddies

AlphaBots by Impossible Winterbourne $19.95

New Stuff This Week


Revering Individual Posessions #2 by Elizabeth S. Tieri $1

Bound Struggles #7 by Chicago Books to Women In Prison $10

Sick, Sad World Zine: A Tribute to Daria by Rosmund and Megan $5

Meanwhile #4 Mythical Creatures & #5 Whats Your Sign $5 each

Death Lick by Corinne Halbert $12 – Full color reproductions on heavy glossy paper of 19 erotic horror paintings, limited edition of 50.

Heuksando by Lila Lee $10

Good Day Mi Lady: A Ren Faire Zine by Megan Kirby $5

Contrived Critters by Aim Ren $2

Her by Talie M. Zrihen $2

Unguarded Conversations With Museum Guards at AIC by Shannon Hebert Waldman $5

Mineralis by Patricia Cram $10

Various Small Geological Controversies photo zine by Bill Daniel $12

Wiggly World by Michael R. Heck $10

Cognitive Dissonance for Beginners by Lita $4

For Everard vol 7 Tony From the Bronx $5

Annapolis photo zine by Philip Tomaru $20

Mainland by Lila Lee $16

Yolanda #2 Thigh Times Enterprises $5

Comics & Minis

You Don’t Get There From Here #47 by Carrie McNinch $3

Short Gay Stories by HP Lehkonen $12

Our Friends the Bees by Rachel Bard $5

Infinite Wheat Paste #5 by Pidge $5

Finder Pink Year by Nou 2017 $4

Slithering Sleep by Danielle Burton $16

Orbiters Prism by Drew Miller (Neoglyphic Media) $5

Can’t Breathe Without Air by Angela Chen $6

Poor Thing #1 by Drew Miller (Neoglyphic Media) $8

Humorous Faces of Funny Cases #3 by Cynthia T. Navarro (Tiny Splendor) $12

Dump by Matthew Carrigan $10

Island on Fire by Yishu Wang $8

Lingering Light: A Prequel of the Setting Sun BBB x Maki $6

Seeker #1-#5 by Liz Valasco $5 each

Loops by Alyssa Nelson $4

I’m Trying by Angela Chen $4

Ley Lines: Weird Territory by Evan Dahm $6

Beef Jams Tournament Edition $7

Millennials #1-#3 by Lorenzo Ghetti & Claudia Nuke Razzoli $5 each

Manzone by Ugo Schiesaro $8

King Cat #78 by John Porcellino $5

Ikea by Fine OK Press $5

Ooze by Ali Burke and Tara Hamilton $5

At the Top of Fuller Canyon by Andrew Alexander $5

Grievin of Mt Privado Part 1 by Andrew Alexander $10 – Teen secrets, sleuthing and reefer abound when a murdered pet rocks a small town in this expressionist noir.

Visions by Evan M. Cohen $20

Twilight of the Bat by Josh Simmons $10 – Unauthorized Batman comics by Josh Simmons and friends.

Mundane Magic by Andrew Lamb Schultz (Cold Cube Press) $15

Bursting Spicy Metal #1 by Kelly Bjork (Cold Cube Press) $15

Sticky Sweets by Ross Jackson $10

Thirty Miles of Crazy #1-#6 by Karl Christian Krumpholz $5 each

But Is It Comic Aht #1 by Domino Books $5

Graphic Novels

Nobrow 10: Studio Dreams $24 – Features a wealth of Nobrow contributors past and present as well as a glimpse into the future of comics and illustration!

The Complete Future Shocks vol 1 by Alan Moore & Peter Milligan $25 – This first volume of Tharg’s Future Shocks takes us back to the earliest days of the one-off, twist ending, sci-fi thrills strip from the pages of 2000 AD, showcasing talents of Alan Moore and friends.

Instinct For Cooperation: A Graphic Novel Conversation with Noam Chomsky and Jeff Wilson, Illustrated by Eliseu Gouveia $13.95

Inside Moebius Part 2 (Dark Horse) $39.99

Marta by Alison Burke DuPey $12

Welcome to Slimecity by Jared Gattis $12


Ayiti by Roxane Gay $16

Fight No More: Stories by Lydia Millet $24.95


Superiority Burger Cookbook: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious by Brooks Headley $39.95

Stuff That Helps

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni & Tristan Jimerson $7.99

On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness by Roman Muradov $12.95

How to Deal With Anxiety an Activity Book by Eugenia Viti $7

Bio, Memoirs & Media

All Gates Open: The Story of Can by Irmin Schmidt with Rob Young $29.95 – Part band bio, part symposium of the legendary german experimental rock band CAN from founding member Schmidt with journalist Young.

Ghostbuster’s Daughter: Life With My Dad, Harold Ramis by Violet Ramis Stiel $28

Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs by Peter Coviello $16

Flash: The Making of Weegee the Famous by Christopher Bonanos $32 – A biography of the photographer nicknamed after the Ouija board due to his uncanny ability to arrive at a crime scene mere moments after law enforcement, reveals a man now known as an innovator, pioneer and master crime-scene photographer.

TRI-X-NOISE – Photographs 1981-2016 by Bill Daniel $20 – From master railroad and freight tag historian behind the Mostly True: The West’s Most Popular Hobo Graffiti Magazine and the filmmaker of “Who is Bozo Texino?” TRI-X-NOISE includes three decades of subterranean countercultural hijinks recorded on black and white film. Beginning with early the 80s Texas skatepunk scene, the book is a sprawling visual journal of a life lived on the road and after dark. Punk shows high and low, crusty experimental cinemas, freight train adventures, Mission School graffiti, impossibly obscure house shows, and art exhibits in the shadowy margins. It’s a mash up of subcultural documentation, from San Francisco to Shreveport, from Texas to Braddock Pennsylvania, a flash-lit scrapbook of an invisible vanguard, all shot on Tri-X film. Including: Butthole Surfers, Big Boys, Black Flag, City Museum, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, Minutemen, Misfits, David Yow and more.


Even #10 $18

Lula #25 $15.99

Man About Town #22 $29.99

Palmss #3 by Chinwe Okona $10

Nostalgia Digest Sum 18 $4.50

Lit Journals, Chap Books & Poetry

The Believer #119 $12

The Literary Review vol 61 #1 Chemistry $15

Spent Seasons Poetry by Liza Edwards Levin $3

Year of the Dogs: Poetry and Illustrations by Anita Olivia Koester by Anita Olivia Koester $3

If You Are Unable to Help Just Say So by Jennifer Williams $15

Brick #101 $16

Gathering Views by Jack C. Buck $15

For the Kiddies

Furqan’s First Flat Top, El primer corte de mesita de Furqan by Robert Liu-Trujillo $15.95

Other Stuff

Baphomet Babe sticker by Corinne Halbert $3

Quimby’s Offsite at the Hideout: Brooks Headley In Conversation with Steve Albini About the Superiority Burger Cookbook

Jun ’18
6:00 pm

Author Headley Brooks and his pal musician/producer Steve Albini will be in-conversation for this talk + signing event.

Brooks wrote The Superiority Burger Cookbook based on the veggie burgers he sells in the NY restaurant of the same name. Before that he played drums in lots of bands like Universal Order of Armageddon, Born Against, (Young) Pioneers and others.

Producer and Chicago musician Steve Albini runs his production studio Electrical Audio, was in bands like Shellac and Big Black, and publishes a food blog

Quimby’s will be selling books at the Hideout on Wed, June 27th, 6pm-7:30pm. The Hideout is at 1354 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago. 21+, free event. This event is NOT at Quimby’s.

Here’s the Facebook event invite for this event.


The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious

by Brooks Headley

“Brooks Headley makes the best veggie burger I’ve ever had.” — David Chang

“[Headley’s] punk ethos and deadpan humor make for some of the best cookbook

reading ever. . . Vegans—no, humans—rejoice.” Bon Appétit

“No one has done more to make vegetarian and vegan fast food cool and

craveable than Brooks Headley.”— New York magazine

“Superiority Burger is the most radical restaurant in New York. . . the vegetarian cooking of Mr. Headley and his crew, served in paper boats and cartons, is surprising,

fun and truly creative.” — Pete Wells, New York Times

“What makes Superiority Burger a sensation is bigger than the food. It’s the understated yet lengthy creation of a singular vision, a place that evokes memory and comfort yet pushes food to a happier, more enticing place with considerable wit and verve.”

Washington Post

In 2015, James Beard Award-winning chef Brooks Headley exiled himself from the fine-dining realm to sell six dollar veggie burgers in a 300-square-foot space in Manhattan’s East Village, aptly named “Superiority Burger.” A cozy counter hang-out filled with affordable, innovative food, Superiority Burger is a protest against the idea that extraordinary fare is the exclusive domain of the elite. Inciting a civilized vegetable revolution, Headley and his crew have rewritten the rules of non-meat cookery. 

Now, fans can feast on Superiority Burger’s blueprint for rebel compassion and culinary sophistication with SUPERIORITY BURGER COOKBOOK: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious [W. W. Norton & Company; June 5, 2018; $29.95 hardcover]. With more than 90 mouth-watering recipes, SUPERIORITY BURGER COOKBOOK lays bare the secrets of America’s most talked-about vegetarian restaurant, in recipes as simple as they are irresistible. Divided into five flavorful sections—Sandwiches, Cool Salads, Warm Vegetables, Soups and Stews, and Sweets—the book includes restaurant favorites like the Sloppy Dave, Burnt Broccoli Salad, Potato Coconut Soup, Tahini Ranch Romaine Salad, Seared Polenta with Maple Olive Oil, and, of course, the now legendary Superiority Burger.

With recipes for a coterie of other delights—fresh, vegetarian, accidently vegan, and always incredible—SUPERIORITY BURGER COOKBOOK is a must-read for home cooks who want something delicious, new, and imminently within their reach. A home-friendly primer on meatless American cooking made delicious, SUPERIORITY BURGER COOKBOOK will be drooled over by vegetarians, vegans and steadfast carnivores alike.


Brooks Headley, chef-owner of Superiority Burger, was named best pastry chef in the country in 2013 by the James Beard Foundation. His previous cookbook, Fancy Desserts, won the Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks from Food52. He lives in New York City.

TITLE: Superiority Burger Cookbook

SUBTITLE: The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious

AUTHOR: Brooks Headley


ISBN: 978-0-393-25398-6

PRICE: $29.95

PAGES: 224

Praise for Brooks Headley’s Fancy Desserts:

“A cupcake primer this is not. The punk rocker turned pastry chef at NYC’s Del Posto has delivered a hilarious page-turner.” —Bon Appétit

“The most entertaining cookbook in memory. . . A game changer.”—Anthony Bourdain

“When was the last time a cake recipe made you weep with laughter? Exactly. Brooks Headley—punk dude, vegetarian sympathizer, stealth genius, hero to all in the New York pastry world— has created something entirely new. It’s a cookable memoir about his life in music and food (i.e., lots of time in basements), but not the kind they’ll make a cute movie out of.” — Christine Muhlke, Bon Appétit

“A visceral and attitudinal and gustatory joy-ride, an exhilarating few laps around a 4-star kitchen in a beat up obscure punk rocker’s tour van. And Brooks Headley is as devoted to the sweet joy as he is to the hard ride of excellence in the pastry kitchen.”

Gabrielle Hamilton

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